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AYSO Region 91 - Lancaster, CA

Becoming a Coach

Coaching children in sports is a very rewarding experience, and coaching your own child's team is one of the best experiences you can have. Coaching is essential to the success of AYSO, and we are always in need of coaches in all divisions.

There are two primary steps to becoming an AYSO coach, the first of which is to register as a volunteer. The volunteer registration process is similar to registering your child as a player. Once you log in you will have the opportunity to register as a coach. Make sure you choose the division you want to coach! As part of the volunteer registration process you'll undergo a background check, this is an AYSO requirement to ensure the safety of the kids.

Step 2 in your road to becoming a coach is to receive training and get certified. A couple of the certifications are required for all volunteers: these are Safe HavenConcussion Awareness and Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Both are available on as online courses. Additionally, each coach must be certified at the level they are coaching. Training classes are available periodically and coach candidates can register for these classes on

 Age Level Certification Requirement Training Dates
 6u 6u Coach Online
 8u 8u CoachOnline
 10u 10u CoachTBA
 12u 12u CoachTBA
 14u Intermediate CoachTBA
 16u/19u Advanced Coach TBA

If you are unsure of what you need to do or where you are in the process please email our Regional Coach Administrator.

100% of our Coaches and Assistant Coaches MUST be certified in the age division they are coaching. No exceptions.

If we do not have enough certified coaches for our teams, then we will be forced to give refunds to those players assigned to teams that don't have coaches. We DO NOT want that to happen. We encourage everyone who has ever considered being a coach to give it a shot. We have a TREMENDOUS amount of resources now available to use (videos, coach manuals, practice plans).

Also for this year, we will be providing additional coach practice resources (balls, cones, etc). We want to provide the tools and show our appreciation to those volunteers who step up to coach one of our 70+ teams!

There has never been a better time than now to start your AYSO coaching efforts!

Thanks for all you do!

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AYSO Region 91 Lancaster California

P.O. Box 6733 
Lancaster, California 93539

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 661-418-2344
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